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Louisianans come out against LGBT discrimination

A recent poll conducted by Louisiana State University (LSU) in November 2013 found that nine out of ten Louisiana residents oppose discrimination against the LGBT community when it comes to bullying, housing and employment.

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Politics

Republic of Ireland to hold referendum in 2015

The Republic of Ireland, a predominantly Roman Catholic country, has agreed to a 2015 public vote on whether same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.

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Finance

The cost of Medicare after DOMA for same-sex couples

In late August, Danielle Moon, director of the Medicare Drug & Health Plan Contract Administration Group, announced equal nursing-home care for same-sex couples. Medicare Advantage plans guarantee individuals care in certain nursing homes where their spouse resides—a right earlier denied for same-sex couples.

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Politics

Pentagon grants benefits to same sex spouses

The Pentagon unveiled a scheme on August 14 to extend a range of federal benefits to same-sex spouses of military service members, beginning on September 3.

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Politics

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch supports civil unions, but not marriage equality

Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch said we can solve the equality issue by granting same-sex couples rights under a civil union, without allowing same-sex couples the right to marry.

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Culture

In Thailand, hundreds of LGBT supporters at civil unions hearing

Thailand has held the first of a series of public hearings as it works on introducing a bill to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples, and over 200 people showed up in support of the legislation.

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Business

Gay Days at Disney World upset anti-gay group

Disney World's annual "Gay Days" in support of the LGBT community will be the week of June 2nd in Orlando, Florida. The Florida Family Association plans to protest the event this year.

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